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Old 07-12-06, 12:22 PM   #13
brogie62
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Default Re: (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

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The "nv" driver and "nvidia" driver are two seperate drivers.

nv - Open source driver
nvidia - nVidia's proprietary driver

In order to get functioning 3D acceleration you must use the "nvidia" driver.
Thanks but my "why" was related to why was it using the nv driver when I had the conf file showed the nvidia driver was selected and it did that even after re-booting.

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Old 07-12-06, 05:32 PM   #14
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Default Re: (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

The conf file showed "nvidia" yes, but the Xorg.0.log file showed the "nv" driver. By logging out, gdm will not restart the X server unless you explicitly set it to do so. When you logged out, the X server was still running on the "nv" driver. If you actually rebooted (you didn't state you actually did, you said "maybe") then it would have been running on the "nvidia" driver.

A tip: CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE will restart the X server.
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Old 07-12-06, 10:03 PM   #15
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Default Re: (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

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The conf file showed "nvidia" yes, but the Xorg.0.log file showed the "nv" driver. By logging out, gdm will not restart the X server unless you explicitly set it to do so. When you logged out, the X server was still running on the "nv" driver. If you actually rebooted (you didn't state you actually did, you said "maybe") then it would have been running on the "nvidia" driver.

A tip: CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE will restart the X server.

That must have been it. And thanks for the tip!

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